The ramblings from a small quilt shop on the South Islands West Coast of New Zealand

Monday, December 21, 2009

Move over Martha Stewart

and shove out of the way Nigella, Miche’le has been baking!

I love to give gifts at Christmas, in fact I really enjoy giving gifts at any time for purely selfish reasons.  The look on the faces of those that receive is a joy that lifts my day untold. 

This yea001r with Mr BHQ away and me flying solo in the shop and not really getting anytime to wander through shops looking for those special things for friends, I decided to bake.

Four dozen ultra rich choc chip cookies later and, drum roll please, eight bundles of cholesterol ready for special people.  Now the reason why I say “bundles of cholesterol” is because in the entire mixture there is 500g of butter, 500g milk choc drops and, 500g white choc drops.  A heart attack in the making, which is why I have only put half a dozen in each parcel and hey, it’s Christmas!

Now, here is something I found out while wrapping the bundles in cellophane – the colour comes off,  it doesn’t look that bad in the picture, but trust me I have lolly pink 002hands.  Note to self, don’t use cellophane to wrap light coloured things.

How is all of your wrapping going, or are you all ultra ready and sitting back with a cup of what tickles your fancy?

hugs to you weary wrappers, not long to go now until all your hard work is ripped off :)

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  1. Yah Nigella those ladybugs have all gone!!
    I can read without following them, thanks.
    hugs deb

  2. Deb and I had a chat 'bout those ladybugs, thanks for taking them off, they were really kinda cute, but did make it difficult to read,
    Come and cook at my house anytime Nigella!

  3. Wishing you and your family a wonderful xmas and a happy new creative year!


Thankyou so much for popping by and leaving a comment. I enjoy reading your thoughts and ideas and will get back to you if needed, hugs - Miche'le

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